Coming Of Age In The 1970s and 80s, Generation X had a unique experience of the cultural shifts now affecting the way the church works in the world---the advent of personal computers, mass media, consumerism, and family instability. Having perceived the world as less concrete and more detached, Gen X Christians have a deep hunger for authentic community and intentional faith precisely because those things have become more and more difficult to achieve. Generation Rising is the collaboration of twelve Gen X authors who believe passionately in the Wesleyan vision of Christian discipleship and holy community. They offer a vision of what the United Methodist Church could be when we preach, gather, study, and serve together with an abiding awareness of God's call to connect and grow in grace. qGeneration Rising made me marvel at the ability of Wesleyan Christianity to reinvent itself in each generation. Here is Wesleyanism and our church imagined as having a future as bright as our noble past.q ---WILL WILLIMON qGeneration Rising is a book of hope. The intelligence and energy represented by these young Methodists gives me hope that Methodism has a future. These essays, while drawing on the gifts of the Wesleys, offer a constructive alternative for all churches.q ---STANLEY HAUERWAS qThis collection is a hopeful sign for the church---showing that affirmation of the particularity of a new generation does not have to come at the expense of embraccing wisdom from earlier generations of God's people. These pages reclaim and develop some of Wesley's deepest convictions about our dependence upon grace, the vital role of community, and the formative power of disciplines.q ---RANDY L. MADDOXaquot;Generation Rising made me marvel at the ability of Wesleyan Christianity to reinvent itself in each generation. Here is Wesleyanism and our church imagined as having a future as bright as our noble past.
|Author||:||Andrew C. Thompson|
|Publisher||:||Abingdon Press - 2011|